Friday, April 29, 2011

THE ROYAL WEDDING: Prince William & Kate

INSIDE LOOK AT THE ROYAL NUPTIALS!!!

If you were not able to catch the wedding of Prince William to the LOVELY Kate because it came on at 4:00 am in the morning here in AMERICA!  I know i was a sleep....thank God for my DVR........
I've got the elaborate photos.....Check them out!




THE GOWN




Finally after the world held it's breath (and then turned purple)......The designer of "THE GOWN" was revealed. None other than Sarah Burton - the creative director for the late ALEXANDER MCQUEEN (a sheer guinness ). Looking both modern and traditional the bride to be wanted a her gown to resemble that of Grace Kelley's, another commoner who married into royalty. 



Designer Mark Badgley, who watched the wedding from his Long Island home with his partner James Mishka called the dress a "classic Grace Kelly gown that appeals to modern brides."
"We thought i was perfection," Badgley told ABC News.com "It's that kind of gown that will stand the test of time."

Tim Gunn of the hit show "Project Runway" agreed that Middleton's dress recalled Grace Kelly's. "I find that to be a great compliment," Gunn told ABC News. "While there's similarities in the dresses....I find the neckline (of Kate's dress) to be very slick and modern, very much of today!!"


THE ROYAL CAKE



THE ARRIVAL



Kate waving to the endless sea of people!......Do i SEE a NERVOUS GRIN on KATE'S FACE?



Beautiful PHOTO!!




IS THAT THE BECKHAM'S I SEE......WELL OF COURSE!.....STUNNING AS USUAL!

David and Victoria 



THE PROCESSIONAL


OK I THINK IM LOVING THE MAID OF HONOR GOWN MORE THAN THE BRIDE'S


BEAUTIFUL OVERHEAD SHOT!!









THE RING


YES YES......I DO DO !.......No MORE CLIPPING COUPONS FOR ME!


OK IF I WERE A PRINCE, an HEIR TO THE THRONE and of COURSE A BILLIONAIRE....UM I would GET HAIR IMPLANTS!!.......HELLUR PRINCE WILLIAM!!......


AWW PRINCE HARRY......YOUR TIME WILL COME SOON!!.....




THE KISS

GIVE HER A SMOOCH THAT WILL FLATLINE THE PAPARAZZI!.......um  
NOPE JUST A PECK......THEY'RE BRITISH OF COURSE!!!

AWWW THE KISS........IM STILL LAUGHING AT THE LITTLE GIRL BELOW!......SHE'S PROBABLE LIKE ......
"SHUT THE  HECK UP PEOPLE.......WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS A CARNIVAL!!!!!"






THE HAPPY COUPLE!


I KNOW THE LATE PRINCESS DIANA WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD!!








Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday BEAUTY & Health: THE COCONUT MIRACLE!!!

Health and Beauty benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil’s benefits for skin and hair are emphasized a lot in our country, and why not , coconut oil has such characteristics that in whatever way you choose to use it, it will only do you good. Whether taken internally or used externally coconut oil is extremely beneficial.
Coconut oil is extracted from matured coconuts. The manufacturing process is such that first, coconut milk is first made, from the milk, oil is extracted.
Depending on whether coconut oil is taken internally or externally, benefits of coconut oil are in hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength.
Coconut Health and Beauty benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut
These benefits of coconut oil are because of its components which include lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. Incredibly, lauric acid is the same compound that can be found in breast milk. And we all know that breast milk is packed with nutrients and disease-fighting ingredients that help keep babies healthy. So in a way, coconut oil is to adults, what breast milk is to babies.
Coconut Milk Health and Beauty benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut Milk
Benefits of Coconut oil –
1. Skin CareWhen applied on face and body, coconut oil acts as an effective moisturizer, it especially works great on dry skin by preventing dryness and flaking of skin. The coconut oil will exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells, and will make skin softer and smoother. It works by penetrating into the deep layers of the skin to strengthen the underlying tissues. Coconut oil also delays wrinkles, crow’s feet and sagging of skin which come with age.
2. Hair Care
Coconut oil is best nutrition for hair. It promotes healthy growth of hair providing them with a shiny
texture. It is extremely useful if applied a few hours before shampooing. If need be, coconut oil can be applied after shampooing to keep hair shiny. It is also a good conditioner and helps in the re-growth of dull, damaged hair. It also provides the essential nutrients for nourishing damaged hair
3. Stress Relief
Coconut oil is extremely soothing and thus helps in reducing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head followed with a gentle massage for a few minutes helps in lowering physical and mental fatigue. Heating oil and then massaging on muscles and joints will relax and rejuvenate your body. It is excellent massage oil and 20 minutes of massage on body before bath will give you radiant and youthful skin.
Coconut Oil Health and Beauty benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil
4. Weight Loss
There is science to suggest that Virgin coconut oil has the ability to help stimulate your metabolism. Virgin coconut oil is not hydrogenated and has no cholesterol. Thus coconut oil is preferred by athletes and body builders and by those who are on strict diet. The reason behind this is that coconut oil has lesser calories compared to other oils. In fact, its fat content is converted into energy and it also does not lead to accumulation of fat in heart and arteries. Coconut oil finally, helps you intensify energy levels and endurance.
5. Heart Diseases
There are many misconception and controversies whether coconut oil is good or bad for the heart. This is because coconuts contain a large quantity of saturated 
fats. Scientifically it has been proven that, coconut oil is beneficial for the heart. It contains 50% lauric acid, which helps in preventing various heart problems. Even though saturated fats should be avoided, the saturated fats present are in coconut oil are not harmful. It does not lead to adding LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) levels. Coconut oils work in favour of your heart by reducing high cholesterol and high BP.
Apart from helping your heart, coconuts also help in supporting your immune system, proper functioning of your thyroid gland and providing you with instant energy source.
Coconut oil smells and tastes amazing, and there is no reason why we shouldn’t bring coconut oil in our daily beauty routines and daily cooking.


OTHER Fun facts about coconuts –
Coconut oil was the world’s leading vegetable oil until soybean oil took over in the 1960s.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
Falling coconuts kill 150 people every year, this is 10 times the number of people killed by sharks.
Coconuts are used as ‘prasadam’ in temples because of its property to provide instant 

        

Sunday, April 17, 2011

SUNDAY HEALTH TRICKS: If Life hands you a LEMON!!

10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Lemon Water in the Morning


1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.I drink lemon water first thing in the morning to kick start my digestive system. The water added to the lemon juice should be lukewarm, or as hot as I can tolerate. I decided to look into why this is recommended and after what I’ve learned, I’m thinking about making lemon water a regular habit.  Hot lemon water:



2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around.

3. Helps with weight loss:   Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #2) lose weight faster.




















































































































































































































































4. Aids digestion:  Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.







































































































































































































































































































































5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.



                                                                               
6. Clears skin:  The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.
7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I’m slightly worried about it.
8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.
9. Keeps you zen: Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.
10. Helps kick the coffee habit:  After I have a glass of hot lemon water, I actually don’t crave coffee in the morning. This is weird, I can’t explain it, but I’ll take it.
The one thing I couldn’t find a concrete answer for is why the water has to be hot. Having studied Chinese Medicine, I can only assume that cold water likely provides a shock or stress factor to the body. It takes energy for your body to process cold and really hot water, believe it or not. I asked BluePrintCleanse how much lemon the recommend you put in your water. They suggested just a wedge or 1/8 of a lemon.
Tip:  Drink your warm lemon water in coffee cups that has coffee or tea stains.  The lemon water will help remove them.
ENJOY THE ZEST OF LIFE WITH A LITTLE LEMON - OH AND IF LIFE HANDS YOU A LEMON - MAKE SOME STINKIN LEMONADE......AND BE HEALTHY!...LOL
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